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Arthritis is swelling and tenderness in one or more of your joints and can occur anywhere in the body. There are 3 main types of arthritis and Denise Semple and Associates can help with them all!

Arthritis Facts

Arthritis is a painful condition that can affect your daily movements and functioning by causing swelling and tenderness in the joints of your body. Pushing a grandchild on a swing, baking, grip strength, sports, and a healthy active lifestyle can all be affected by arthritis. With age, pain and stiffness associated with arthritis get worse. Arthritis can be caused by different root health issues which means treatment for this condition should be tailored to your specific type of arthritis.

  • The two most common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis which have different root causes.
  • According to the Arthritis Foundation, people of all ages, sexes, and races have arthritis and it is one of the leading causes of disability. Although women and seniors seem to be more susceptible to arthritis.
  • Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes that can be visible to the naked eye.
  • Risk factors that contribute to arthritis include genetics, age, sex, obesity, and previous traumatic injuries.

Arthritis Symptoms

Even though the cause of arthritis may vary, developing a treatment plan specific to you is important in the management of symptoms.

Osteoarthritis: Wear and tear that has caused damage to the joint cartilage deteriorating the connective tissues that attach muscle to bone. This causes damage to the bone and inflammation of the tissue lining.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is an immune system disease that attacks the lining and membrane of the joint. This causes inflammation and swelling.

Psoriatic Arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis affects the skin and joints.

Symptoms of arthritis revolve around joints with the most commonly affected areas being knees, hips, hands, and spine. Signs that you may have arthritis include:

  • Joint pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness (reduced range of motion)
  • Warmth at the joint
  • Redness

Arthritis Treatments

Denise Semple & Associates in Burlington offers treatments to help reduce arthritis pain and increase your quality of life. We have a team of professionals who have extensive training and education in arthritis. After seeing your doctor for a medical assessment we can provide support and a comprehensive treatment plan to help manage and relieve your arthritis pain. Some treatments include but are not limited to:

  • Passive/manual physiotherapy
  • Light physical activity and exercise Gentle stretching programs
  • Ultrasound, TENS, and laser therapy
  • Hot & cold treatments
  • Acupuncture
  • Weight Management
  • Massage Therapy to reduce inflammation and improve circulation
  • Naturopathy to help reduce inflammation and prevent disease progression

Reduce Arthritis Pain Today!

Don’t wait until you have extreme pain or require joint replacement. Prevention and therapeutic treatment are important. With physical therapy, holistic pain management, and lifestyle changes you can feel better. For same-day appointments contact our office at 905-639-7113 or book now online with one of our Registered Therapists. Physiotherapy, Manual Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and/or Naturopathic Medicine Doctors.